Committee to Protect Journalists

Carroll said President Barack Obama made clear on his first day in office in 2009 that his emphasis would be on transparency, and he vowed that all questions about the workings of government should be expected to yield answers. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

AP Chief Urges Obama Against Using ‘National Security’ To Conceal Transparency

The Associated Press’ executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are “in effect an attack on a nation’s people.”


Network and cable news correspondents including CNN's Jim Acosta, center, do stand-ups prior to a press conference by President Barack Obama in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013, as the crisis over a government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff deepens on the 8th day of the shutdown. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Administration ‘Extremely Controlling and Extremely Resistant to Journalistic Intervention’

The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration.